Some Things I Still Can't Tell You


Narrated by Misha Collins
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Pub Date Apr 12 2022 | Archive Date Apr 26 2022
Andrews McMeel Audio | Andrews McMeel Publishing

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  From Misha Collins, actor, longtime poet, and activist, whose massive online following calls itself his “Army For Good," comes his debut poetry collection, Some Things I Still Can't Tell You. Trademark wit and subtle vulnerability converge in each poem; this book is both a celebration of and aspiration for a life well lived.

This book is a compilation of small observations and musings. It's filled with moments of reflection and a love letter to simple joys: passing a simple blade of grass on the sidewalk, the freedom of peeing outdoors late at night, or the way a hand-built ceramic mug feels when it's full of warm tea on a chilly morning. It's a catalog and a compendium that examines the complicated experience of being all too human and interacting with a complex, confounding, breathtaking world ... and a reminder to stop and be awake and alive in yourself.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  From Misha Collins, actor, longtime poet, and activist, whose massive online following calls itself his “Army For Good," comes his debut poetry collection, Some Things I...

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EDITION Other Format, Unabridged
ISBN 9781524871857
PRICE $8.99 (USD)
DURATION 57 Minutes, 49 Seconds

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Misha had already hit it out of the park with the writing in his debut poetry collection, but then he somehow does an even more amazing job narrating the collection. I really enjoyed his voice and it definitely matched the feel and tone of the poetry as well. I think listening to poetry really helps you appreciate the nuances better, especially from the author, because you are able to hear the rhythm and emphasis directly from them. I can't get enough of it! I know everyone will love this.

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I had already read the physical copy once it came out, but hearing the poems read by the author gave an extra layer of depth to the emotion behind them. The narrator (also the author) has a beautiful understanding of cadence and lyricism that elevate the work

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I read the physical copy of this collection (before and on pub day) and adored it. I'm so glad that they got the author himself to narrate the audiobook -- It's almost always amazing when authors get to bring their own story to the audio realm, but I think it's especially important in poetry and memoirs because there's such a personal aspect to the words, the rhythm, and the tone of the writing. Enjoyed 'reading' this all over again, and look forward to the wide release of the audiobook format this April.

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4 stars (maybe slightly more)

It’s been a little while since I sat down and read a collection of poems. This book is a bit different from the styles of poetry I’ve read most recently, so it did take me a bit to hit that point of really appreciating the writer’s creative choices. I wasn’t as thrilled as I’d hoped to be at first, but once I was a few poems in, I found myself noting specific lines that really resonated with me. That’s the beauty of art- not everything will speak to everyone, but if they’re willing to look, (virtually) everyone can find something that does work for them. All in all, this is a lovely little collection that has a lot of deeply-felt emotions and meaningfully-experienced events contained within it. I’m glad I was able to read a copy, and I’m sure I’ll always be a big fan of Misha Collins and the heartfelt work that he continues to do.

Edited on March 13, 2022 to include a note about the audiobook:
My previous comments still stand, and I’ll add that this book was equal parts beautiful and funny and heartbreaking. I loved hearing the writer read his work here am am glad I was able to read and review both formats. Still a lovely little collection.

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I read the physical version of this book when it came out, but hearing it read by the author himself was a real treat. Collins has a very soothing voice, and it only adds to his wonderful prose.

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This book was poignant and captivating. I am glad for Collins' startdom because I hope it will bring his fans into the world of poetry and they can see the power it can have over a reader. I felt deeply, I thought differently, and I fell in love with the words and images they created. The only negative I felt was that it was so short I barely felt I had gotten myself into the book before it was ending.

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I already own a copy of this physical book but requested an ARC copy to hear the author read it himself. The book was a 5 star read for me, but the audiobook was even more impactful. To hear Misha Collins read his own words and hear the inflections of what he's saying in each poem, made this so enjoyable.

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Some Things I Still Can't Tell You is a collection of Poems by Misha Collins and I listened to the audio narrated by Misha Collins.

This collection of six sections contains poems of love and life (Love Poems, HopeJoyRunning and Other Good Things, LongingSadnessRunning and Foreboding, My People and Other People, The Parents, The Kids), the writer's life, so honest, touchable, and heartwarming. To my surprise, there is no sign of betrayal or cheating. (especially poems) in this collection.

The poems are beautifully positive and emotional, my favorite part was KIDS, we should cherish the time we have to share with them.

The audio was great and short (57 minutes). Narrating by the author himself was excellent and so touching.

Many thanks to Andrews McMeel Audio via NetGalley for the ARC, I have given my honest review.

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I loved this collection of poems, so it's absolutely no surprise that I love them, even more, hearing them read aloud by Misha himself.

It was lovely to hear the poems read the way the author had written them, hearing the feeling and emotion in the words read out loud. There's something special about the author reading their own words, and Misha is no exception. He has a lovely speaking voice and I always enjoy listening to what he has to say, particularly here in the cadence and rhythm he reads his poems.

Another lovely selection from Mr. Collins.

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This book can be enjoyed in an hour or over many days, so grab a cup of tea and meditate on the openness, honesty, rawness, and humor of these little musings about life. Misha Collins is amazing, and his book will capture the soul of anyone who reads/listens.

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Some Things I Still Can't Tell You was one of my favorite poetry collections last year, so when I saw the audiobook announcement on Twitter, I knew I had to smash the add-to-cart pre-order button. I heard Misha Collins read a few poems at Tattered Cover when it was originally released, so I was interested to see how he handled the narration and was thrilled to be approved for an audio ARC.

Spanning decades and topics, Some Things is an exploration of love, loss, and transitions intermixed with musings on the mundane events of everyday life. After reading, I had some personal favorites I was looking forward to most: Leg Wrestlers, The Mother of Learning, Fire and Water Part II: Pyreless, and The Last Poem. And let me tell you--I was not disappointed. Collins' reading was entertaining, vivid, and emotional, and because of this, the audiobook felt like a completely different experience than reading the physical book. These poems lend themselves well to being read aloud, and Collins does an excellent job of breathing life into the words. These Days and Marder hit like a gut punch, as well as These Hours and A Five Point Eight.

As a final note, author acknowledgments can be incredibly personal, so I always enjoy reading them. Collins' last note to his kids basically broke me. The crack in his voice was so raw and filled with love--as a parent, that moment alone was worth the entire audio collection.

Overall, if you liked the poems, you'll love the audio, and if you loved the poems, this will end you in the best possible way.

Big thanks to Andrews McMeel for providing an audio ARC in exchange for honest review consideration.

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A heartfelt poetry collection that gets a new life when the author reads it with the intent behind it. I think for poetry especially, being read by the author adds something to the words that's not their on their own.

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